Community Nonprofit Internship Program (CNiP)

Welcome future Changemakers!

Are you ready to turn passion into purpose? We are proud to introduce you to the new Community Nonprofit Internship Program (CNiP)! We’ve taken the well-known Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) and reimagined it to better support you. SCiP, which welcomed over 1000 interns annually from across the province and distributed bursaries to each participant, has now evolved into CNiP – the next iteration of meaningful internships, with just as many valuable hands-on learning experiences for interns and extra helping hands for host organizations.

What’s new?

To help us test out what might work and help us identify exciting innovations, we’re partnering with select organizations and institutions across the province to explore variations of internships. We are thrilled to announce our pilot sites with Big Brothers Big Sisters Edmonton and EverActive Schools. While these two pilot sites will still engage post-secondary students, we are excited about the possibilities for the future of CNiP which may expand eligibility to other demographics!

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Get started today!

Ready to tap into this incredible resource? Click the button below to be redirected to CNiP’s dedicated website for more information on how to get involved.

If you have any questions or need more information, check out our FAQ below or reach out to us at cnip@volunteeralberta.ab.ca or call us at 780-482-3300 ext 225.*

Frequently Asked Questions

Your post-secondary institution would be eligible for you to participate in CNiP if it is listed on this page: https://www.alberta.ca/types-publicly-funded-post-secondary-institutions.aspx

  • Unofficial transcript proving you are in at least one course
  • Letter from registrar confirming registration
  • Verification of enrollment document
  • Any other document that shows proof you are enrolled in at least one course at a publicly funded post-secondary institution
  • It will vary for the different internships.
  • For our current partnerships with Boys and Girls Club Edmonton and Ever Active Schools, click here to be redirected to the dedicated CNiP site with more information.
    • A total of 40 hours throughout the duration of the internship

For our current partnerships with Boys and Girls Club Edmonton and Ever Active Schools, click here to see if there are any internship opportunities open.

CNiP is made possible by the Community Services Recovery Fund

The Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF), a one time $400 million commitment from the Government of Canada, is dedicated to bolstering community service organizations, including charities, non-profits, and Indigenous governing bodies, as they adapt and modernize.